Tuesday, March 13, 2018

How to Change a Refrigerator Water Filter!

Nate is here to show you how to replace water filters. Watch the video below.

Why you should replace your water filter
Changing out your water filter can keep small weird chunks out of your ice and will make your water and ice more clear. The water filter stops you from drinking some of the hard water, mineral buildup, or other chemicals that could be harmful. The filter can also protect you and your family from drinking some of the bad bacteria and microscopic organisms that can make people get sick. Some people even say that they can taste and/ or smell the water when there is a buildup of minerals in the water.

When and how to replace your water filter
Most refrigerators now a days will have a light or some type of alarm that goes off to notify you when you should change it to get fresh water. If your refrigerator does not have this capability, the rule of thumb is to change it out every 6- 12 months.

The location of the water filer can be in different locations depending on the brand and model of your refrigerator. Please see your manual to find the location. Once you find it, open pop the lid and twist the filter with a half turn and it will pop right off. After you change it, make sure to run your water 2-3 gallons to get rid of the air bubbles and get all of the sediments out. Let your ice machine make one cycle of ice and trough it out. You should be all set after this!

We definitely recommend that you should be filtering your water to not only make it taste and smell better, but because it is healthier for you. Let us know if you have any specific questions about your water filter. Find one of our locations near you to buy a new one.

Monday, March 5, 2018

9 Benefits of Cooking with a Steam Oven

Steam ovens are a hot trend for people that want to cook a healthy meal.  They have really grown in popularity in the last 10 years and keep getting more affordable as time goes on. There are many benefits of cooking with steam ovens versus regular ovens.  Here are some of the reasons why you will want a steam oven when you are redoing your kitchen.  

  • Time Saving: Smaller cavity, faster preheat
  • Better tasting: Moisture is not lost
  • Healthier: steam helps retain vitamins, minerals and nutrients of food
  • Better quality: Steam preserves color, texture and flavor of produce
  • Reheat quality: Can warm up food without drying it out- saves money on food!
  • Multipurpose: Can be used as a traditional wall oven and installed in several different applications.
  • Steam enables easy clean up instead of a spill over in a traditional oven.
  • Cooking can be done using glass, metal dishes & cutlery.
  • There is no flavor transfer when cooking multiple items in the oven.

A steam oven has a reservoir that needs to be filled with water before you start cooking. On some ovens, this reservoir needs to be filled manually, while others can be hooked up to your home’s plumbing so that you always have water ready for steaming.   Convection steam ovens give you the ability to roast and brown foods and still keep it nice and moist.  Steam ovens are pricey, but have gone down in pricing. They start at about $3000, but are worth it if you want the best results for the healthy food you are preparing for your friends and family.

Check out all of the steam oven options that we have available online, but we recommend seeing them in-person at one of our stores.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

What to Know About Buying Stack-able Washer & Dryer

There are so many different types of washers and dryers. One of the best features about front load washers is that you can stack the dryer on top. This is very convenient when you have little space for your laundry pair as it takes less floor room.

In this video, Richard goes into detail about the different types of washers and dryers that are stackable. Watch out for the depth of the units and how they stack on top of each other. Some washers and dryers actually slope backward at the top. This makes the weight of the unit move to the back. This option does require more depth in the back. Make sure that you have enough room for this features. If you do not have enough room in the back, make sure to get a laundry pair that has a flat front.

Friday, February 16, 2018

How to Choose the Right Pillow for You

Hello, this is Joe Sweeney from the Appliance Factory & Mattress Kingdom, in Grand Junction Colorado. 

We are often times so wrapped up in to thinking that our poor night’s rest is only due to a bad mattress.  Actually, the mattress is just one part of the equation.  Your true discomfort may actually be coming from your old worn out pillow! This post is aimed at helping you find the right pillow just perfect for your sleeping needs.

 First of all, we need to determine how you sleep at night.  For someone who sleeps on their stomach, you will need a fairly flat pillow.  If you sleep on your back, you will need a medium thickness in your pillow.  If you are a side sleeper, you will usually use the thickest pillows out there depending on your body frame.  For someone who sleeps in all positions throughout the night, we recommend a medium thickness pillow.

Next you will need to find the right filling material for your pillow. We recommend trying several different materials to find the right fit.  For stomach sleepers, a firm pillow might not be ideal. You probably need more of a soft pillow. For warmer sleepers, a Bed Gear Storm Series pillow with cooling gel might be the right fit for you. The cooling gel makes the pillow nice and chill to keep your body temperature down. There are also memory foam pillows. This material adjusts and fit into your every curve.

Today I would like to introduce you to our line of Bed Gear Pillows.  Bed Gear offers a wide variety of pillow types to help you customize a great night’s sleep.  Beg Gear offers pillows that are specific to your sleep style. Whether you are a side sleeper, a back sleeper, or a stomach sleeper we can help you find the pillow that’s right for you.  Many of their pillows have unique “cooling qualities” to them, so if you’re a “hot sleeper” you can rest assured that you’ll stay cooler throughout the night.

These different options might sound amazing, but in the end the best idea is to go into one of our stores and actually try out the pillows. When you try out the pillows, you will find the perfect fit.

Come see us today so we can help you select the sleep solution that best suits your needs. We hope to see you soon and make your every night the best sleep of your life!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to Install a Range Safely & Properly!

Dustin is here to show you how to install a range in these 5 simple steps.

This is a great video to DIY installing your own range. Please be careful when doing this yourself. Use gloves and have a friend help you.

1. Install the 4-prong cord. We recommend using the 4-prong rather than a 3-prong so that you have a ground wire. Match the different cords with the same cords on the range.

2. Install the anti tip brackets. This is a required safety feature that keeps the range from tipping over. This is helpful if someone leans on the range. These brackets would help them from having the range fall on them.

3. Place the range in the location. We recommend using straps so that you do not scratch the floor and to give you support. Once it is in the spot, make sure that someone helps you plug it in before sliding the range completely into the spot.

4. Level the range to the countertop. Pull the warming drawer out and adjust the back feet first so that the range is at the same height level as the countertops.

5. Place the warming drawer back into the range. You should be all set for using your range.

If you have any questions or need help, please let us know.